Pakistan’s productive leg-spinner Yasir Shah breezed through a late wellness test Saturday to join the 16-man squad for the two-coordinate Test arrangement against Sri Lanka beginning one week from now. The 31-year-old has been group’s driving wicket-taker since making his introduction in 2014, with a count of 149 scalps in 26 Tests.
Shah’s 24 wickets in three Tests helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka away in 2015 yet the stocky spinner has battled for wellness in the previous couple of months.
Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said Shah was told in clear terms that he would not be chosen on the off chance that he didn’t breeze through the last wellness test. The principal Test begins in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. The second Test – a day-night undertaking – will be played in Dubai from October 6.
The two groups will likewise play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20s, the remainder of which will be in Lahore on October 29 – subject to exceptional status. The squad has five quick bowlers and three spinners. The 31-year-old spinner Bilal Asif has not played a Test but rather has highlighted in three one-day internationals before
Sarfraz Ahmed (Skipper), Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Wahab Riaz